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About the Event

Our fourth annual Over the Edge event will be a tribute to HEROES! On June 8, 2019 we will allow 100 Heroes to rappel 155 feet down Midtown Towers in Watertown to raise money for NNY nonprofits. 

Who has been a hero in your life? A parent? Teacher? Soldier? Someone who has survived cancer? A cop or firefighter? Register your hero and raise funds to let them enjoy the trill of rappelling. Or, register yourself and rappel in memory or honor of your hero!

The money you raise goes to create grants for NNY human service nonprofits, such as Watertown Urban Mission, Salvation Army, Credo, the Watertown Family Y and many more.

All Edgers will be given a registration time approximately one hour before rappel time. Edgers MUST wear tennis or hiking shoes. No sandals!

All equipment is provided and you will be given training on the roof before your rappel. A commemorative shirt will be provided.

Registration is $50, which is included in your minimum fundraising requirement. When you register you will create an Edger page that you can email or put on social media pages so family and friends can support you. Make sure to include a picture AND a story about why going Over the Edge is important to you. 

Rappel times will be determined by the order in which each Edger and team meet their fundraising requirements. 

The cost to participate:

·       "Edgers" must set a goal of a minimum of $1,000. However, once they raise $750 they will be able to go Over the Edge.

·        The first four high school-aged students who sign up will be eligible to rappel for a discounted rate. Students the must set a $1,000 goal but will be allowed to participate once they reach $500. Participants must be at least 14 years old, weigh more than 100 lbs., and have their parent/guardian present on event day. 

·        We will allow up to 10 teams of four Edgers each to rappel. Each Edger must register individually and then join a team. Each Edger on a team must set a goal of $1,000 and raise a minimum of $500 to participate. If more than 10 teams are created, the first 10 teams to reach their cumulative goal of $2,000 will be recognized. Other teams can be formed but each member must raise a minimum of $750 each. The members of each team will be allowed to rappel two at a time back-to-back.

For more information call the United Way of NNY at 315-788-5631.


About The United Way

The United Way of NNY raises money and awareness for 42 NNY nonprofits. Together these human service agencies provide prevention, intervention and crisis care in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The YMCA received a check for more than $2,000 for money raised by two employees of the Watertown Family Y. From left to right, Denise Young, YMCA executive director, Janet Parody and Kim Couch, Y employees, and Bob Gorman, CEO, United Way of NNY.

About Over The Edge

Over the Edge has raised more than $50 million for nonprofits in North America and Europe. OTE tech Derick Reinhart straps in Mike Tyo, who is legally blind, during our first OTE event in Watertown. OTE is committed to helping everyone have a great time rappelling. 

 

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WHEN

Rappelers will be given a time between 8 am and 5 pm on June 6, 2020 to arrive at Midtown Towers for equipment fitting and training. Costumes are welcome!

WHERE

The event will be held at Midtown Towers at the corner of State and Mechanic streets in Watertown.

WHO

Anyone 14 and older who weighs between 100 and 300 lbs. can join us! 

At the United Way of NNY we look for the abilities in everyone, even those with disabilities.  Rich Fabend who has been confined to a wheelchair for 19 years joined us June 2018. A Rich Life!

Check out last year's video!

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